Tuesday- Thursday 5pm- 11pm
Friday- Saturday 5pm- 1.30am
Sunday & Monday - Closed
- Disabled Access
- Veg and Non Veg Mains
- Gluten Free
- Alfresco Dining
- Wine Bar
- Great Service
Candela is a Spanish & Latin inspired local restaurant envisioning an informal wine & cocktail focused space. Our food offering centres Spanish style small plates using the produce of Aotearoa. Our space offers intimacy and comfort, dim lighting and funky music.
From start to finish great authentic and genuine service. Food was fantastic and well timed (not too many plates for our modest sized table). Will be back!
Menu del dia definitely the way to go , excellent value for money and a great way to try the delicious variety of food on offer !
We had a great time at Candela last night. The food was delicious, lots of really interesting dishes and very tasty. Great wine selection and service was excellent too! Highly recommended.
My only comment would be given the generous and welcomed size of the tables, the noise level is just a little too high which makes it sometimes difficult to talk with co-diners. Staff were awesome, sommelier very knowledgable and keen to chat. Whole experience great.
First time visitor’s, loved the food, atmosphere & service was pretty good.
All round so delish. Service was awesome and suited the atmosphere. Had an awesome time!!
Excellent and thoughtful service Delicious food and great vibe I’m telling anyone that wants to eat in Auckland to head to Candela
We will be back
Lovely food and great atmosphere. Staff attentive and knowledgeable.
The music was too loud, sometimes its hard to talk or communicate. that's why I gave you 2 starts in atmosphere. The food and service was great!
Fabulous food and service. Loved the vibe and interior. Shared plates are good size - value for money. Will definitely recommend to friends and can't wait to return.
Amazing food and great ambience, we loved it
Absolutely fabulous as always Thanks team candela
We loved the food, loved the wine, loved the service. Thank you
Chilli margarita was the perfect aperitivo
A great find, loved food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back
This food was sensational. Small explosions of flavour. A party in my mouth. Beverage menu was great. Looked for a bit more variety in digestivo list. A perfect night. We will be back soon.
The waitstaff are really fantastic - knowledgeable, warm and efficient!!
Every single mouthful was heavenly The service was perfect and the atmosphere was excellent I’ve been twice and will go again x
Thoroughly enjoyable evening ... will definitely be back. Service points off for not being asked if we were ready to order a drink when our water was first filled up ... we were and had to call waiter back. Great to be offered a taste when we werent sure about one of the wines but please wait by while we taste it so we can say "yes love it full glass please" ... instead we had to hunt down a waiter again. The waiters were lovely .... just not quite as attentive to our needs as we woud like.
Superb evening - from start to finish. Our new favourite and a wonderful addition to the K Rd community. Love the vibe, the food is exceptional (how can octopus be so tender?!), the wine list is inventive and the service is genuine. Worth travelling to!
For a tapas sharing restaurant to be out of market fish, burrata, calamari and the so called famous cheesecake all before 9pm is just not acceptable given 2 people in our group do not eat fish nor meat. Our bread came at the end of the meal after we asked about it and the lamb empanadas didn’t make an appearance at all. Perhaps they had run out too?? We were offered “free churros” as a sorry. 2 of us don’t like fried bread and chocolate at any time. Our table for 4 was a high bar one that could not accomodate wine glasses, water jug, water glasses and food, the chairs while padded had no backs and we were positioned near the alley to the toilets and by the kitchen. One of us had the wall for a view. No where to place bags or jackets which we placed on the floor...ugh. The octopus was delicious but one piece on top of creamy mash-and the lamb dish while very tasty was extremely small for the price. Vege dishes were great. Very few wines offered by the glass. We were extremely disappointed in Candela-this review will be unpopular I’m sure-fortunately we had a wonderful time with 2 dear friends but Candela didn’t live up to its hype-it’s very noisy and over rated. It’s the kind of place we usually love-it’s fit out is cool and it’s styley but for us a big fail.
Great food combined with Spanish wine in a beautiful space makes for a wonderful evening. Everything is quality, from glassware to crockery, and first class friendly service is impeccable. Must eats: the croquettes, empanada and calamari. My only recommendation is to break up your ordering to avoid all dishes landing at once and making for a rushed meal.
Fabulous food and service. Driving so only could have one wine but usually we have to wave arms at waiters at other restaurants to get a refill. Our waiter asked us when our glasses were 1/4 left. Can't fault anything. Exceptional.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Thank you for looking after our team last night. You have 14 new fans! Cheers Andrew